I heard Hillary’s speech tonight, and Yes, she blew them out of the water..or should I say she blew Obama’s selection of Joe Biden as his VP pick out of the water! Clearly, she had the full attention of all in the Center. Clearly many were thrilled that she called for all to unite and come together to win this election..Clearly she praised Michelle and Biden! Clearly she did her duty. Yet, there were tears from some of her delegates, as one said afterward in an interview for CNN. “Would you hire someone who just graduated from Harvard to be your CEO of a major company?” and ” It should be Hillary, Hillary is the one with the experience.” She said, she would not vote for McCain..but that clearly someone would now have to call her and remind her to vote and that she had never not voted, in fact, she called and reminded others to vote..but not this year!
I have said before and I will say it again..if Nobama or his campaign had paid HC’s debt, (as I understand that is the usual custom) if they had put her at least on the short list as to be considered for VP, things might be different now. The radicals that have taken over the party for quite awhile now have really blown it. Yes, he gave her Tuesday night, and Bill has Wednesday night, but let’s face it. He needed her and Bill to unite..Afraid the ball is in your court now Nobama. You gotta take care of the rest. Oh, Barack might win..maybe..but there are going to be a few who will not forget. Talk about People Skills and he wants to use his skills in dealing with leaders of other countries and he can not handle an opponent? Change eh?
I expect his lead will go up after his Hollywood production AND his Rock Star imageThursday night with 75,000 getting caught up in the Ordained One’s coveted teleprompter speech. But you know what? I don’t think his lead will last if people really know where he is taking us. This is about a lot of issues that are going to affect our lives! I also think Hillary outshone the great orator tonight just as Dick Morris predicted. Read below:
The Better Hillary Does, the Worse for Obama
By Dick Morris
By not putting Hillary on his ticket and then giving her a prime-time speech at the convention on Tuesday, Obama has the worst of both possible worlds. The better Hillary does in her speech, the more people ask why she was passed over for vice president.
This is written before Mrs. Clinton spoke on Tuesday night, but she will not blow this opportunity to shine in front of a larger national audience than she has ever had. She will crisply articulate her programs and proposals, and will come across as forceful, committed and energetic. Women from coast to coast will watch her and wonder why she isn’t on the ticket.
It’s a little like a movie that opens with flat ticket sales and bad reviews. Then the star they rejected for the lead role auditions and everyone wonders why she wasn’t given the part.
Obama has a huge problem with female voters. A Democratic candidate should be running 10 to 15 points better among women than among men. But Obama is losing men by 1 and carrying women by 1. While he’s doing about as well as she should among women under 40, he is actually losing those who are older, a group a Democrat usually sweeps.
He didn’t help himself with these women by not choosing Hillary. Now, when Hillary spends all of Tuesday night showing what a grievous omission leaving her off the ticket really was, the electoral consequences for Obama are likely to be horrific.
It is so odd to find a situation where the economy seems to work to the advantage of the incumbent party, even though we are mired in a quasi-recession. But the current misery most people feel is nothing compared to our fear of what might be in store for us.
We wonder if our banking system and our economy can weather the shocks that seem to loom on the horizon. It is no comfort to us to find in the Democratic candidate an ingenue who wants sharp increases in taxes. Polls show that middle-class voters do not believe that the taxes won’t apply to them and worry, in any event, that they could tip the economy into a full-fledged depression.
The Russian invasion of Georgia, and Obama’s uncertain and hesitant reaction to it as he was body surfing in Hawaii, did nothing to reassure us that he can handle the threats we face to our national security, either. Terrorism is never far from our minds, and the world suddenly seems like a dangerous place with Russia sending in tanks and rattling nuclear weapons. The combination of fears of depression and fear of war seems tailor made for McCain.
But Obama is still the favorite to win. The nation so aches for a Democrat and so wants to turn away from George Bush and the Republicans that it is hard to see how McCain can win. But when one considers the issues, it’s hard to see how he can lose.
This election can be summarized as follows: A party that is absolutely certain to win has a candidate who has great difficulty getting elected, while the other party is doomed to defeat but has nominated a candidate who just might win.
Chaos on the Convention Floor
By Paul Kane Washington Post.com
DENVER — The convention floor has turned into an overstuffed pinata, as staff have told delegates the floor is essentially shut down.
Staff are informing delegates no one else is allowed on the floor, meaning no one will leave the floor and risk losing their place.
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) had to beg to be allowed to cut across the floor to find the Maryland delegation. “Jesus Christ,” Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) just yelled, denied access to finding the delegates from the first-in-the-nation caucus state.
Police yelled at delegates behind the New York section to move in one direction, only to have security on the other end send them back the way they came.
Hundreds of delegates are cordoned off under the stands, denied entry into the hall.
The confusion comes on the heels of a day’s worth of complaints from delegates and party insiders about a credentialing process run amok.
And this is another opinion on Hill’s speech. read on:
by TOM BEVAN RealClearPolitics
The McCain campaign noticed this omission as well, and they wasted no time pointing it out with an email blast from spokesman Tucker Bounds directly following Clinton’s speech:
Senator Clinton ran her presidential campaign making clear that Barack Obama is not prepared to lead as commander in chief. Nowhere tonight did she alter that assessment. Nowhere tonight did she say that Barack Obama is ready to lead. Millions of Hillary Clinton supporters and millions of Americans remain concerned about whether Barack Obama is ready to be President.
It is strange that Clinton would leave that avenue of attack open to Republicans by not forcefully addressing it tonight – especially given the ad they launched just this morning.
One other aspect of Clinton’s performance tonight felt slightly off kilter, at least from where I was sitting inside the hall. The crowd was absolutely primed to get involved in the speech, offering applause and trying to start up the kind of repetitive chants that are part and parcel of political orations these days.
Yet Clinton rushed right through those opportunities. She didn’t pause and revel in the applause, and she didn’t engage the crowd nearly as much as she could have. Instead she just plowed through the text. At one point during the speech (again, this is from where I was sitting, it may have sounded differently on television) two entire sentences were lost under the applause.
Despite these two oddities, Clinton did her duty tonight, and she did it well. She got huge ovations for her opening statement declaring she was a “proud supporter of Barack Obama” and saying “the time is now to unite as a single party with a single purpose.”
Another big line, which will no doubt be the sound byte that gets the most repitition, was when Clinton told the crowd “No way. No how. No McCain.”
Clinton received a massive ovation for her comment about President Clinton’s administration and she brought the crowd to its feet again by saying she “can’t wait to watch Barack Obama sign a health care plan into law that covers every single American.”
Lastly, Clinton brought down the house with her jab that, “with an agenda like that, it makes sense that George Bush and John McCain will be together next week in the Twin Cities. Because these days they’re awfully hard to tell apart.” Touche.
Will Clinton’s speech tonight finally put an end to the drama that’s surrounded the convention thus far? Somehow I doubt it.
Well, I doubt it too. If Obama were really a leader or at least had advisors with any experience, someone would have advised him ‘enough already’ Praise the Clinton years..Praise former Pres Clinton for his contributions to our country. Suck it up Obama, that is if you put healing and uniting over your wounds during the primaries..You are playing with the big guns now..Get over it..Of course, a real leader would know that.
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